Starting with the birth of my first baby in 1982, I became active in La Leche League of Manhattan.  I have been helping babies and mothers with breastfeeding difficulties since becoming a La Leche Leader in 1984. Certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1988, I have continued my involvement with La Leche League, helping with special projects as a leader on Reserve.

My approach to breastfeeding is shaped by La Leche League ideals, combined with the expertise required for certification as a Lactation Consultant. I have a private practice where I provide home visits for breastfeeding problems, and phone support.  I also work part time at Beth Israel Hospital as a Lactation Consultant, at the Breastfeeding Center of Manhattan, which offers many helpful breastfeeding programs and assists mothers directly on the maternity floor.

I have been active in the community of breastfeeding activists for many years. I have represented La Leche League International, which has consultative status as a non-governmental organization, at the United Nations. I participated for many years in the Steering Committee to Promote Breastfeeding, meeting in New York City, where I met, and learned from, many of the people who do their best to protect, promote and support breastfeeding in our large and diverse city. I am a board member of the New York Lactation Consultant Association, and have assisted in many educational opportunities for local Lactation Consultants. Currently, I am the Mentoring Coordinator for NYLCA.  I represent NYLCA at the Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee, a citywide group that brings together the major organizations working with breastfeeding families.

What happens at a home visit?

Latching a baby on and positioning the mother and the baby comfortably comes first....[Find out more]

Breastfeeding Classes

I teach breastfeeding classes for pregnant couples. Schedules vary...[Find out more]

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant 2005